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Aarti Girdhar

October 19, 2015
Aarti Girdhar is finishing her Ph.D in physics. Her fight with the bipolar disorder, as a caregiver of a loved one, got her interested into mental health issues. She dreams of a fair and just world for every living being and believes each one of us have to contribute to achieve this. Contributing to the area of mental health is a small step in...
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Teresa Smeigh

October 1, 2015
Teresa Smeigh is currently 59 years old and lives in Deptford, New Jersey. She is a mental health blogger and has been featured on 2 websites with her articles about Bipolar Disorder. Her desire is to be a mental health advocate. She has joined a few projects to help try to make more people aware of the disorder and to help eliminate stigma. ...
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Lynn Ulrich

September 30, 2015
My name is Lynn Ulrich. I have a bachelor’s degree in Education and am currently an elementary school teacher and gym instructor. I was diagnosed with rapid cycling Bipolar I Disorder with psychotic features in 2008. In my free time I love to go to the gym, play with my son, and spend time with my significant other. 
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Jessica Hull

September 30, 2015
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my biography. My name is Jessica Hull. I am thirty years old. I was diagnosed with Bipolar I disorder, general anxiety disorder, and social anxiety at the age of sixteen. Prior to this diagnosis I was being treated for depression only from the age of eight to approximately fifteen. I have a very...
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Chris Cole

August 28, 2015
Chris Cole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University and is a certified Strategic Intervention Coach. He has recently authored a memoir of his journey with bipolar disorder, titled The Body of Chris in honor of his delusion that he was the Second Coming of Christ. He is also in recovery from addiction...
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Ravneet Sandhu

May 15, 2015
Ravneet Kaur Sandhu, an 18-year-old, loves to read. She wants to study Psychology in college and help make a difference in the metal healthcare sector. A writer in making, Ravneet loves to sit and ink her thoughts. Ravneet lives in Chandigarh, India. 
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Mary Kidd

April 27, 2015
My name is Mary Kidd. I was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on May 26, 1971. I moved to Houston with my family when I was five and currently reside here. I attended New York University where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  After I graduated from NYU I lived in New York City for a couple years working at an advertising agency in media...
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Krystal Reddick

April 13, 2015
Krystal Monique Reddick was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I in 2007, at the age of 23. So she’s had nearly a decade to learn her disorder. She is an educator, mental health blogger, and Master’s in Social Work graduate student. After teaching for seven years in K-12 classrooms, she wants to be a psychotherapist. In addition to the International...
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Arianna Dixon

April 6, 2015
Thank you for reading my biography and my blog. My name is Arianna Dixon. I have been diagnosed with A-typical Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I’m a musician and writer with a wonderful, supportive family. I live with my upbeat, loving fiancé, Alissa, and our dogs, Bella, Jasmine, and Josie. As a child, I was told I was a very...
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Alana L

March 27, 2015
Alana currently lives within the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with her 6-year-old beagle and Fiancé​. ​She studied Sociology and English at Radford University but medically withdrew during her senior year in 2008 when she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 1. Through the support, patience, and unconditional love of her friends and...
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Michele Barrett

March 20, 2015
I can't start anywhere to be exact. I've been sick since I was 16 years old and I developed insomnia due to the illness, or so my caregivers and I thought. It wasn't until a few months before I turned 19 that things got out of control for me. I was 19 when I was officially diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (I with rapid cycling episodes). Due to the...
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Mark Maiden

March 11, 2015
My name is Mark Maiden. I’m a student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas studying Sociology and American Studies with a focus in gender and sexuality. I was diagnosed bipolar type II rapid cycling a week after I graduated high school at the age of 18. Beginning college with a fresh new diagnosis left me with a lot of needs and...
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